Sweet Dixon

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A somewhat unknown variety widely grown in Watauga County, North Carolina at the turn of the century, though, oddly enough, never sold by any North Carolina nurseries. It was listed for sale in 1905 by the Comal Springs Nursery of New Braunfels, Texas. Our friend and fellow apple collector, Lee Calhoun, with the help of Miss Inadene Hampton of Watauga County found a very old tree near her home and was able to save this fine old apple. The fruit is medium to large in size with red striped skin. The tender, sweet flesh is crisp and juicy. Ripens in September.
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